Fans of historical drama will love Vikings. This show first made its debut in 2013, and continued airing until 2019. After six seasons, it was revealed that a sequel called Vikings: Valhalla was in development with Netflix. The original, though, is inspired by Viking Ragnar Lothbrok. He is well known as a hero of the Norse era, and he is shown in the series as a farmer who leads raids into England. As the show progresses, fans can see how his sons progress in their adventures across lands in Scandinavia, the Mediterranean and England. There are 79 episodes in total, with filming taking place in Ireland.

Cast and characters

  • Ragnar Lothbrok – Travis Fimmel
  • Lagertha – Katheryn Winnick
  • Rollo – Clive Standen
  • Siggy – Jessalyn Gilsig
  • Floki – Gustaf Skarsgard
  • Earl Haraldson – Gabriel Byrne
  • Athelstan – George Blagden
  • Horik of Denmark – Donal Logue
  • Aslaug – Alyssa Sutherland
  • Ecbert of Wessex – Linus Roache
  • Bjorn Ironside – Alexander Ludwig
  • Kalf – Ben Robson
  • Harbard – Kevin Durand
  • Charles of West Francia – Lothaire Bluteau
  • The Seer – John Kavanagh
  • Harald Finehair – Peter Franzen
  • Halfdan the Black – Jasper Paakkonen
  • Ivar the Boneless – Alex Hogh Andersen 
  • Hvitserk – Marco Ilso
  • Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye – David Lindstrom
  • Ubbe – Jordan Patrick Smith
  • Aethelwulf – Moe Dunford
  • Bishop Heahmund – Jonathan Rhys Meyers
  • Oleg the Prophet – Danila Kozlovsky
  • Erik the Red – Eric Johnson
  • Torvi – Georgia Hirst
  • Gunnhild – Ragga Ragnars
  • Othere – Ray Stevenson

Episodes and reception

There are nine episodes in season one of Vikings, and the subsequent five have 10 episodes each. The first episode received positive reviews, and Metacritic gave it an average of 71%.

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